"To be Catholic is to be convinced, in every fiber of our being, that there is nothing more beautiful than to know Jesus Christ."

— Archbishop Richard Smith (Edmonton)

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catholicryangosling:

Say an Our Father and reblog.

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"It is not fitting, when one is in God’s service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look."

— St Francis of Assisi (via catholic-inspiration)

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Lord Jesus, reveal to me the true riches of your kingdom. Help me to
set my heart on you alone as the treasure beyond compare with any other.
Free my heart of any inordinate desires or attachment to other things that
I may freely give to you all that I have in joy and gratitude for all that
you have given to me. May I always find joy and delight in your presence.

Heavenly Father, fill me with your Holy Spirit and transform me into
the Christ-like holiness you desire. Increase my zeal for your kingdom
and instill in me a holy desire to live for your greater glory.

Amen.

Slow Me Down

Slow me down Lord
Ease the pounding of my heart
By the quieting of my mind
Steady my hurried pace
With a vision of the eternal reach of time.

Give me amidst the confusion of my day
The calmness of the everlasting hills
Break the tensions of my nerves and muscles
With the soothing music of the singing streams
That live in my memory.

Help me to know
The magical restoring power of sleep
Teach me the art
Of taking minute vacations
Of slowing down to look at a flower
To chat with a friend
To pat a dog
To read a few lines from a good book.

Remind me each day of the fable
Of the hare and the tortoise
That I may know that the race
Is not always to be swift
That there is more to life
Than measuring speed.

Let me look upward
Into the branches of the towering oak
And know that it grew great and strong
Because it grew slowly and well.

Slow me down Lord
And inspire me to send my roots
Deep into the soil
Of life’s enduring values
That I may grow towards the stars
Of my enduring destiny.

Keep that secret place with God. Because even when the world as you know it is crumbling around you, that secret place will always be there.

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"Faith and patience are the conquering graces, and therefore must be always cultivated and kept in lively exercise."

— Matthew Henry, Hebrews 12 Commentary (via amberlynnblog)

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snaps4hollywood:

6 Photos of Blessed Pope John Paul II being fabulous. 

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"If I’m not pointing people to Jesus then I’m wasting my life."

Aaron Gillespie


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"The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people don’t talk anymore, they don’t sit down to talk and listen. They go to the theater, the cinema, watch television, listen to the radio, read books, but they almost never talk. If we want to change the world, we have to go back to a time when warriors would gather around a fire and tell stories."

— Paulo Coelho, The Zahir  (via rebeccasusanne)

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"Many, many people hereabouts are not becoming Christians for one reason only: there is nobody to make them Christians."

— St Francis Xavier (via catholic-inspiration)